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Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine

Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine

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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521195447

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  • Bringing to life the fascinating structures and unique mechanics of natural and biomedical cellular materials, this book is an expert guide to the subject for graduates and researchers. Arranged in three parts, it begins with a review of the mechanical properties of nature's building blocks (structural proteins, polysaccharides and minerals) and the mechanics of cellular materials. Part II then describes a wide range of cellular materials in nature: honeycomb-like materials such as wood and cork; foam-like materials including trabecular bone, plant parenchyma, coral and sponge; and composites of cellular and dense materials such as iris leaves, skulls, palm, bamboo, animal quills and plant stems. Images convey the structural similarities of different materials, whilst color property charts provide mechanical data. Part III discusses biomedical applications of cellular materials: metal foams for orthopedic applications and porous scaffolds for regenerating tissues, including the effect of scaffold properties on cell behavior.

    • Provides a comprehensive description of the structure and mechanics of cellular material and their applications in orthopedics and tissue engineering
    • Images convey the structural similarities of different materials and color property charts provide mechanical data
    • Includes a summary of analytical and numerical methods, so readers do not need to wade through all the technical details
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521195447
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 181 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 149 b/w illus. 21 colour illus. 34 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Background:
    1. Introduction
    2. The materials of nature
    3. Structure and mechanics of cellular materials
    Part II. Cellular Materials in Nature:
    4. Honeycomb-like materials in nature
    5. Foam-like materials in nature
    6. Cellular structures in nature
    7. Property charts for natural cellular materials and their uses
    Part III. Cellular Materials in Medicine:
    8. Cellular solids as biomedical materials
    9. Interaction of biological cells with tissue engineering scaffolds.

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  • Authors

    Lorna J. Gibson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    Michael F. Ashby, University of Cambridge
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    Brendan A. Harley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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